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philadelphia, over 45 in atlantic city. 44 in millville. 43 in pottstown. 47 in allentown. mt. holly, low 40s, as well. wouldn't be surprised if amongst the numbers we see a few upper 30s. a chilly start but a mild afternoon moving forward. we'll talk about the afternoon coming up neighborhood by neighborhood in a few minutes. now to jessica boyington. quiet on the roads. showing that on the schuylkill expressway around girard avenue. our camera is here, here is eastbound. this is the drive time that's up. 12 minutes eastbound from the blue route to the vine street expressway. speeds still up and into the 60s. westbound toward king of prussia, no problems. the earlier construction is cleared, too. checking in with new jersey, we looked at 295 a few minutes ago. still clear on the entire stretch north and south. turnpike looks good. the 42 freeway not seeing problems northbound into philly. mass transit all on or close to schedule so far.
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5:30. city in morning. new details right now about the investigation into the las vegas massacre. police say they found 23 weapons in the hotel room where that lone gunman shot into the festival. they discovered another 19 at stephen paddock's home. he took his own life before police got to him. 59 people died. the gunfire injured 527. new this morning, among the victims is this youth wrestling coach from shippensburg, pennsylvania. the wrestling team's facebook page posted that bill wolfe was at the concert with his wife celebrating their wedding anniversary. family and friends don't know where he is or if he survived. the posting said his wife is okay. this is what the festival ground look like a day after the shooting. there is generosity in the midst of tragedy. a fundraiser for the victims has raised nearly $3 million. we have live coverage this morning. katy zachry live on the ben franklin parkway with a look at how philadelphia prepares for
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massive outdoor events like the one targeted in las vegas. we start with matt delucia, though, live in las vegas this morning. matt, you lived and worked in the community. you have friends there. vegas must still be in a state of shock. >> reporter: this is a 24-hour town. people are always out having fun, partying, gambling. this part of las vegas boulevard is still shut down. eerie sight right now. while the town may be known for gambling, it is shining for a town that is coming together. we have people laying candles, flowers, balloons, and messages. a few feet away from the crime scene. we got a chance last night to see how folks were paying respects and also disbelief that this could happen in the way that it happened. tourists come to have fun. some were here over the -- some who were here offered went said
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it was an entirely different mood. >> it's supposed to be a city of partying. it doesn't seem like it today. >> i can see this happening in virtually any community, in virtually any city, philadelphia, new york, chicago, los angeles, san diego. it was just really sad that it happened here. again, it could happen anywhere. >> reporter: again, this is the live look at the crime scene along las vegas boulevard. this is the strip. normally packed with people. it was sunday night that the shooter started firing from the 32nd floor from the mandalay bay where we are now. one of the big themes is kindness. the flight attendant said they had friends who had gone to the concert and didn't know if they had gotten out safely. they didn't find out until halfway through the flight that they did make it out okay. that uncertainty is still playing out for a lot of other
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families this morning. live in las vegas, matt delucia. we're learning about the 59 people killed, and there are stories of tragedy and heroism. 29-year-old sonny melton, a nurse, died saving his wife. heather melton said that's when the -- when the bullets were fired, he grabbed her and ran, protecting him was his last act. he was shot in the back and killed. heather melton describes her husband as a kind-hearted, loving man. among the dead, teachers, college students, parents, children. the family and friends are sharing stories and heartbreak. >> i loved quinton. he was a very popular kid around school and around town. >> kind, loving person that everybody liked a lot. >> a witness said off-duty officers in the crowd used themselves as human shields, protecting people from the bullets. the question this morning is why. investigators are trying to figure out the shooter's motive as we learn more about who he
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is. stephen paddock took his own life. he was 64 years old. paddock had no criminal record. nbc news reports that he had a history of running up large gambling debts. he gambled large amounts at las vegas casinos recently. the gunman turned his hotel room on the 32nd floor into a sniper's perch is an unobstructed view of the thousands below. paddock's brother said his family and friends are in shock. >> we have no reason, rhyme, rationale, excuse. there's just nothing. >> we've also learned the owner of a utah gun store said paddock visited several times this year and bought a shotgun after passing a federal breck. the -- background check. hours after the shooting, the white house said this is not the appropriate time for gun-control debate. both sides are talking about the issue.
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>> it would be premature for us to discuss policy when we don't fully know all the facts or what took place last night. >> if we don't act now, when will we? >> the nation's counting on you. >> two of the main sticking points about gun control are mandatory federal background checks and mental health regulations. and here at home, our weapons laws are toughest in new jersey. they include an assault weapon ban, a firearms registry, and a magazine capacity restriction. you also can't buy any parts to make an assault weapon. pennsylvania does require a permit to carry a firearm, but only in a city with more than one million people. so only philadelphia qualifies. delaware has the most lax gun laws in the state, in the tri-state. it has no magazine capacity restriction and no firearm registry. 5:36. philadelphia police say they plan to learn from the tragedy in las vegas. because the city often hosts big
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outdoor events, they already have security measures in place. nbc10's katy zachry joins us live from the ben franklin parkway. what are the security measures that police talk about? >> reporter: philadelphia police have detailed for us the security levels that they have in place for every big event the city hosts. many of them happen here along the ben franklin parkway. for those events like the big concerts or the papal visit, here is what they do. they have plain clothes officers in the crowds scanning, looking for any threats. they have s.w.a.t. officers stationed on higher ground. you'll often see police helicopters scanning rooftops. and blowout gates can be opened at a moment's notice to let the flood of people rush out. with these measures and more in place, some people tell us they still don't feel safe at large gatherings. >> i think nowhere is prepared
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for that type of situation. that's something we shouldn't have to prepare for, i feel like. it's really scary. i have a son, so it's like what did i bring him into, and he won't be able to do a lot of things that i got do when i was younger. i don't want to bring him out. i don't want to be around a group of people. you never know what could happen. >> reporter: this morning we are calling some of the big hotels located in philadelphia to find out if they're changing any of their security practices in light of this deadly shooting. we'll have an update coming up at 6:00. reporting live along the parkway, katy zachry, nbc10 news. philadelphia's ben franklin parkway like the vegas strip is surrounded by highrise hotels. we talked to a hospitality consultant who told us there isn't any way to keep hotel guests from bringing weapons. he says there are other things hotel workers can look for starting with baggage. >> if you have a heavy amount of bags and you're only staying for a few nights and you're by yourself, that for me is the main red flag. >> you don't rely on hotel
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workers to try and be your eyes and ears for your safety? >> no, i don't. >> the stult ant told us -- consultant told us talking to guests is always best for securities. watch a special edition of the "today" show. savannah guthrie will be joined by lester holt reporting on the victims and shooting from las vegas. and live coverage continues throughout the day. matt delucia will have the latest at 11:00 a.m. and jacqueline london leads our las vegas coverage this evening, this afternoon starting at 4:00. breaking news from overnight. classic rock legend tom petty has died. ♪ i'm free free fallin' ♪ ♪ i'm free free fallin' ♪ >> petty died overnight hours after suffering cardiac arrest at his home in malibu.
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reports started circulating that petty passed away, but he was still alive at the time. the 66-year-old was famous for classic rock hits like "free fallin'," "refugee," and "american girl." ♪ we'll take a live look. center city looking over broad street from the campus cam. getting a little active this morning. dark as it may be. the official sunrise time doesn't hit until 6:59. we usually see the sunlight break on the horizon 30 minutes earlier than that. we're not too far from starting to light up the sky. in philadelphia, 53 is the temperature currently. 5:40 this morning, around 64 at 10:00 a.m. the rise is nice, similar to yesterday. sunny in the afternoon, winds are light. dew point will be low which means low humidity. temperature about 75 degrees. at the jersey shore, 47 now. calm and clear. it's going to be like that
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pretty much the whole day. a light breeze keeps temperatures at bay. 67 at noon. upper 60s in the afternoon hours. spots around 70. that's about it at the jersey shore. of course, that time of year where it's too chilly to get in the water. it will be pretty out there. 50 the temperature this morning in delaware. 69 the temperature around your noontime. and then there you are in the afternoon, almost the same as philly. winds out of the southeast around eight miles per hour. wrapping it up in the pennsylvania suburbs. 46 is where we are currently, spots in the suburbs in the 30s. chilly to start. 67 at noon. winds are light. we stay nice and sunny, as well, into the afternoon hours. a little cooler than philly, around the low to mid 70s for highs today. the days to come, those temperatures ridse into the 80s for some of us. we'll look at how long that lasts coming up in a few minutes. >> thank you. about 19 minutes before 6:00 a.m. on this tuesday. let's check i hy-70 and jesa
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boyington with more. >> watching the lehigh valley at lehigh street and 78. both directions so far, so good. both directions okay. east and west no problems or delays. the rest of thothoe majors, 45 minutes or so ahead of the hump where we see the big delays and the -- the morning commute really start to get underway. 12 minutes on the eastbound side from the blue route to the vine. speeds into the 60s. same for 95 moving into center city. and from the schuylkill to 95, the blue route, southbound, speeds into the high 60s there, too. drive times haven't budged yet. same goes for the garden state parkway. pretty empty usually around this time. moving through the cape may toll plaza, especially into fall. both directions north and south, no problems. >> thank you. new this morning, late-night heartbreak. talk show hosts give emotional monologues in the aftermath of the las vegas massacre. preparing for the worst.
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how las vegas hospitals are handling the massive influx of patients. fran grenier.
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new jersey born and raised. like his father before him, he served our country with honor in the navy. came home and worked his way up from floor technician to supervisor at the salem power plant. as a husband and father, grenier knows how families struggle to make ends meet. that's why he'll fight to cut our taxes, and stand up to career politicians like steve sweeney. if we want to change trenton, there's only one way. fran grenier.
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the mass shooting killed 59, more than 500 others were hurt. a youth wrestling coach from shippensburg is missing. his family and friends say he's missing and don't know his condition. hospitals overloaded with casualties are getting widespread praise. hundreds of extra doctors and nurses helped handle victims lined up in the hallways. trauma centers played a critical role in the response. dr. michael battalino has been a trauma surgeon for years. he says with dozens dead and more injured, trauma staffs have
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to be well organized. >> that is a huge number of casualties to deal with. are they expired, are they critical? can they wait? there's a tag system that's used. >> he said doctors will use the vegas situation as a teaching tool in the future looking at what worked and what did not. this morning we woke up to the news of another deadly shooting, in time in las vegas. we need to remember that good still exists in this world. we're here to entertain you tonight, and that's what we're going to do. >> late-night comedy shows took a much-different tone last night. "tonight show" host jimmy fallon opened up his show without the traditional monologue. and then two of his guests joined for a special duet. ♪ ♪ no freedom without love >> that is miley cyrus and adam
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sandler covering the song "no freedom." after the show, cyrus posted on instagram that the lyrics are especially important now in remembering the lives lost. host jimmy kimmel fought back tears as he opened his show last night. >> here we are again in the aftermath of another terrible, inexplicable, shocking and painful tragedy. this time in las vegas which happens to be my hometown. cl clio's hometown, clio sr.'s hometown. >> he said that something must be done to curb gun violence. he called out president trump, mitch mcconnell, and paul ryan for letting "the gun lobby run this country." we'll start with a look at neighborhood temperatures this morning. another chilly start out there. again, it will be another mild afternoon. glasgow, 48.
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marshall ton at 48 degrees. current temps, once the sun picks up, temperatures will pick up, too. farther south, 45 in lincoln. millsboro, alan dale, 46. then rehoboth beach and dewey beach, much better off. 64 finish the current reading. a big difference. along the jersey shore, 51. galloway township at 44 degrees. we've got temperatures for many along the shore near the 40s. temperatures rising to the upper 60s later today the. if you spot -- today. if you spot the water temperature, it helps influence the morning lows and afternoon highs. radar and satellite view, this is a nice, tight view of the area. from allentown down to sussex county and from ocean county all the way over to chester county, looking at just dry conditions. no rain. you don't need the umbrella or
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boots. nice and dry throughout. we go through the tuesday timeline to 7:00 in the evening. all we've got is a chance of scattered clouds. we go from tuesday into wednesday. more cloud coverage along the northern edge. i think these will be short-lived. they break once the sun heats us up. mostly sunny for your wednesday. even thursday, this is thursday morning. mostly sunny conditions. we could see scattered clouds, though, picking up by the afternoon. the next three days, we're looking dry. no rain in the forecast. we do see the temperatures start to rise. that's tanks to high pressure building over us. 76 today, 80 on wednesday. thursday up to 82 degrees. so while the humidity is low, that summer-esque feel returns. 74 to 79 in the suburbs. that's the same for the lehigh valley, near berks county, near 80 by thursday, as well. sunny conditions, scattered clouds. in new jersey, 74 today. sunny wednesday, mostly sunny thursday, up to 81 degrees. even at the shore, we see a rise in temperatures. once we have a southwest flow,
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warmer air could move in. about 76 by your thursday. in delaware, 74 tuesday. 79 wednesday. and thursday up to 81 degrees. we'll stay in the low 80s possibly right on into the weekend. how about for the eagles forecast? speaking of the weekend, there's a chance of spotty showers coming out as we get into the afternoon hours on sunday. 1:00 p.m. game kickoff time, 77 degrees. we'll get to the upper 70s for your afternoon. here's the ten day on 10. low 80s start wednesday in philadelphia. look at that. they last all the way to saturday. the weekend will be breezy. there's a slight chance of a spot shower friday. that better chance is sunday afternoon. >> i'm telling you now, i don't think eagles fans will care one bit if it rains on them on sunday. >> nope. >> because of how well they're doing. >> yep. everyone's going to be there ready. >> yeah. >> let's check route 202 heading out the door. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington with that. well, we're watching 202 at route 29. so far, so good.
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seven minutes from the north to the schuylkill expressway. a seven-minute trip. it takes a second to do that with speeds up into the 60s. 95 looks okay moving through delaware, the northbound side and southbound. takes you a little longer, two minutes or so, northbound from 295 to 495. speeds into the 60s. still again for the most part, we're okay. route 73 near the atlantic city expressway. good, too. now this is the expressway here. 73 is down here. we're not seeing any problems in any direction now. no delays or backups. pretty much what most of the majors look like in new jersey. delaware and p.a. now, but of course we're keeping our eyes that. we'll have updates for the rest of the morning and when i come back. >> thank you. a visit from the president. puerto rico preparing for president trump's arrival as the island works to restore power. and tackling tragedy. a child psychiatrist joins us with tips on how to talk to your kids about the massacre on the las vegas strip.
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start your day with the new hash brown scramble bowl from chick-fil-a. . understanding tragedy. some parents are faced with questions from their kids after the las vegas massacre about what happened and why.
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>> dr. steve berkowitz is a child psychiatrist with penn medicine and joins us from our digital operations center. doctor, thanks for being with us. so what should parents do if their kids start asking about thi this? >> i think, first, we shouldn't wait for our kids to ask. we need to be active and say -- or ask them, you know, what are kids at school talking about? about las vegas? to introduce the conversation. many children, you know, don't want to talk about upsetting things or don't want to upset their parents. but i think the most important thing that we can tell our children, particularly kids 8 and over where it's going to be discussed in school, is that this is unique. this is unusual. not to expect that this is the norm. though it may feel like that way due to the news cycle. >> yeah. >> doctor, if your child has --
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has a problem understanding anyway, the level of understanding is not quite there, then you should probably, what, limit their -- how much time they're watching on television and how much they're participating in social media, which you should do anyway, right? >> if they have limited understanding, the short answer is it's an adult issue, and we'll take care of it. i will say for children and adults, stop watching tv. it's not good for you. watch it once a day, watch it together with your family. do not watch it obsessionively. it will make you upset. >> we'll talk to you again in the next half hour. and later, i know you'll join me on my facebook page at 7:00. we'll be talking with you and answering questions about how adults, adults should limit their time, and how adults deal with this, as well. thank you very much. >> my pleasure. meanwhile, president trump heads to puerto rico today. it's his first visit since
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hurricane maria ravaged the island. he plans to meet with members of fema. the military as well as first responders. most of the u.s. territory is without power or water. puerto rico's governor says a quarter of the island will have power sometime in the next month. a little more than half should have water by the end of the week. new jersey is sending more help to the caribbean. more than 30 members of a state task force are on a two-week mission to the virgin islands. it's made up of state troopers, mental health counselors and ems technicians. the virgin islands are recovering after being hit by hurricanes maria and irma. both hurricanes were category-5 storms when they hit. and both decimated the islands within two weeks of each other. you can pitch in to help hurricane victims. just call the american red cross at 1-800-596-6567. you can find more information on the nbc10 app. a florida man will spend at least 13 years in prison for murdering a teenage girl and trying to cover it up. the sentence is a culmination of
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a decades' old case in bucks county. a jury convicted george shaw iii of third-degree murder in july. investigators say shaw drugged barbara rowan as he babysat his daughter in 1984. then they say he suffocated her, dumped her body on the side of the road. he still maintains someone else killed her. a witness testified that he helped shaw hide the body. atlantic city wants amazon to make the jersey shore town home for its second headquarters. mayor guardian submitted a proposal and boasted that the city is a great location with easy access to philadelphia, new york, and washington, d.c. philadelphia, camden, and delaware have all expressed interests in the headquarters. >> there's a lot at stake there. >> uh-huh. now for more of the stories we're following on nbc10 news today at 6:00 a.m. -- >> the gunman's arsenal. authorities reveal new details about the cache of weapons found in the las vegas shooter's hotel room. we're live on the scene.
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naming the victims. overnight, we learned a pennsylvania wrestling coach was in the gunman's line of fire. protecting the parkway. the las vegas massacre is highlighting the challenge of keeping people safe during outdoor events in philadelphia. a lot of ground to cover. it's 6:00 a.m. good morning. this is "nbc10 news today," i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm via sikahema. a beautiful fall day in the tri-state area. let's get right to meteorologist krystal klei and the most accurate weather forecast for your neighborhood. >> it's going to be a very nice day, similar to yesterday. if you got outside yesterday afternoon, i know many of us were at work. if you were able to, really nice afternoon. right now, a little chilly for some of us. we're at 43 in mt. holly and vineland. upper 40s for wilmington and dover. philly one of the few spots that's holding tight to the 50s at 54 degrees. atlantic city, 46, it the reading now compared -- the reading now compared to the


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